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HOURS

Winter:

Open everyday at all hours

Cost: By donation for snowshoers and walkers. Must have a valid ski trail pass for Nordic skiing (purchase at the trailhead). 

Spring, Fall, and Summer:

Open everyday including holidays from dawn to dusk

Cost: By donation

About Us

 

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest, in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, Canada, is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The trails in the Sculpture Forest—for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and walking, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter—provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.

 

The Sculpture Forest experience is ideal for families looking for an interesting outing, for those who enjoy outdoor trails, and for people looking for a unique artistic experience. A Sculpture Forest map is available on this website and at the entrance to the Sculpture Forest.

We invite you to tour through this website for more information about the sculptures, the artists, and new additions to the Sculpture Forest and for current projects. Visit our photo gallery to see pictures of the sculptures in all four seasons. The Sculpture Forest shares the park with the Haliburton Highlands Museum and the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, home to the Haliburton School of Art + Design; great places to visit after you tour the Sculpture Forest.

There is no charge for admission but we always welcome donations. Dogs on leash are welcome. Please clean up after your dog! 

For questions on accessibility and more please see our FAQ page.

What's New at The Haliburton Sculpture Forest?

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On Now: Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing trails at the Sculpture Forest are now open! Snowshoeing or walking are free on the colour-coded paths (see the map). These take you through the Sculpture Forest as well as on the kilometres of marked snowshoe on the trails north of the museum. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the museum for free! (Check the museum hours or call ahead)

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Depending on the weather, the conditions may vary. At times the pathways can be very icy. Please use caution. We recommend using walking poles and grippers on your boots.

 

Please note that the trail loop in the Sculpture Forest is a shared by walkers, skiers and snowshoers. Please move to the side of the rail to allow skiers to pass. See the Snowshoe Trail Map.

Skiing

The main trails of the Sculpture Forest and Glebe Park will be groomed and
ready for Nordic Skiing as soon as there is enough snow to do so. (See the Ski Haliburton website for updates on the trails.) The Nordic ski trails at Glebe Park have consistently been top-rated ski trails in the province for classic and skate skiing. Explore all Glebe Park has to offer on the 13.5 km of ski trails during the day. Enjoy skiing in the Sculpture Forest in the evenings until nine on the lit loop trail. Please note that the upper trails in Glebe Park are quite hilly and are considered "very challenging." The trails in the Sculpture Forest are recommended for novice skiers.
 

If you would like to use the trails for cross-county skiing, please buy a trail pass in advance or you can pay. See the Ski Haliburton website for pricing and updates. Day passes (self-registration) are available at the trail heads. Please bring cash, or you can e-transfer to membership@skihaliburton.com

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Tours

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest has partnered with Yours Outdoors, Haliburton County's premier experience provider, to offer small group guided tours. Click here for more information.

 

We offer free Tuesday and Wednesday weekly tours in July and August!

 

Or download our self-guided tour app here.

Plan Your Trip

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest can be accessed via College Drive where we share parking our main with The Haliburton School of Art + Design, or via Museum road where there is also (limited) parking available.

Land Acknowledgement

 

We would like to acknowledge that we are located on ancestral lands, the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabe covered by the Williams Treaties. This area, known to the Anishinaabe as “Gidaaki”, has been inhabited for thousands of years – as territories for hunting, fishing, gathering and growing food.


For thousands of years Indigenous people have been the stewards of this place. The intent and spirit of the treaties that form the legal basis of Canada bind us to share the land “for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow”.

We kindly ask all our visitors to treat the art and the nature of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest with care. The forest is home to lots of wildlife. As visitors, please not to feed them and dispose of garbage and food waste appropriately.

Enjoy this tour created by Nick, a 12-year-old visitor to the Sculpture Forest in 2018.